Dennington Family History

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Dennington Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Suffolk, recorded in Domesday Book as Dingifetuna, from the Old English female personal name Denegifu (composed of the elements Dene ‘Dane’ + gifu ‘gift’) + Old English tun ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Bennington, Pennington, Kennington, Dunnington, Henington, Cunnington

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Dennington Family Origin

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Dennington Family Occupations

What did your Dennington ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer Farm were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dennington. The most common Dennington occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Dennington's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dennington family was Telegraph Operator.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer Farm

  • Telegraph Operator


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dennington ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dennington Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 10,000 census records available for the last name Dennington. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dennington census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 477 immigration records available for the last name Dennington. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 925 military records available for the last name Dennington. For the veterans among your Dennington ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Dennington Life Expectancy

What is the average Dennington lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Dennington life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Dennington in 1955 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dennington

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dennington ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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